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Energy Sector’s Mixed Message on Carbon Emissions No Surprise to Activists

Some U.S. oil and gas companies were secretly concerned about carbon emissions, while publicly minimizing the issue. Carbon emissions have been linked to...

Relaxed Pollution Rules for Utilities Raise Concerns Over Altered ESG Landscape

A Trump administration move to relax emissions standards alarms environmental groups, who see coronavirus-related effort as an invitation to polluteCarrie VanWinkle, a...

Japan’s GPIF, World’s Largest Pension Fund, Joins U.S., U.K. Funds to...

Pension funds representing about $2 trillion in assets under management are committing to sustainability investingThe move brings some of the world’s largest...

Washington, Other States Move Against ‘Forever’ Chemicals as Startups See Opening...

Non-stick coatings seem to be anything but — they stick around so tenaciously that the ingredients used to make them are dubbed...

Investment Dollars Flow Into Circular Economy As Concerns Over Plastic Trash...

Just as money moves around in a financial system, seeding companies and wealth, investors are seeking startups that give trash a few...

Miner Threats: Industry Not Addressing Global Warming, While Flooding, Drought Risks...

The world’s mining industry is doing little to curb greenhouse gases and combat global warming, raising the possibility of a backlash from...

Cash Chases Trash as Investors Pour Money Into Startups Looking to...

Trash and cash go hand-in-hand, from John Waters films to garbage hauling.  Sustainable trash is also drawing interest, as...

Fast Fashion, Textiles, Seen Wreaking Environmental Havoc, While Opportunities for Startups...

As governments, startups and activists wrestle with Sargasso Seas of floating shopping bags, disposable water bottles and plastic packaging, a new front...

Our Love of Data May Be “Unsustainable,” as Surging Power Demand...

Artificial intelligence, higher-speed 5G cellular networks, and streaming services like Netflix  may be making our lives easier, but there’s a cost: skyrocketing...

Global Quest for ‘Green’ Concrete Goes On, As Researchers Ask if...

Key Takeaway: As the global demand for concrete rises, a sustainable, environmentally sound solution is still decades...

Saatva is Bringing Eco-Friendly Luxury Mattresses to the Masses

Ever since Casper’s bed-in-a-box mattress model launched in 2014 with a VC-fueled growth engine, the direct-to-consumer market for something we all use...

That Tesla Won’t Cost the Same as a Kia Anytime Soon,...

Electric vehicles may never be the environmental savior that consumers hope for. EV costs -- driven by expensive batteries...

How TUSHY’s Bidets Are Cleaning Up Both Backsides and the Environment

What has long been considered a luxury item in the West -- especially in the U.S. -- may finally be going mainstream,...

The Mission to Monetize Trash: How Plastic Bank Is Aiming to...

Key Takeaway: Entrepreneur David Katz is on a mission to wipe out...

Align17’s Georgie Benardete on Investing in the Invisible

“Is mining the sky a better investment than mining the earth?” This might not seem like an obvious question...

Norway’s Dilemma: How Does This Green Nation Wean Itself From its...

Key Takeaway: Pristine, green and progressive, Norway keeps its air clean thanks...

World’s Biggest Banks Slowly Embracing Climate Initiative Championed by Carney, Bloomberg

Wells Fargo, Commerzbank and UniCredit are among the world’s biggest banks yet to sign on to a climate change initiative championed by...

The Wild West of Organic Drycleaning: Demystifying Opportunities for Investors

Key Takeaway: Eco-friendly startups are hoping to disrupt the lightly regulated dry...

Time to “Prove It”; Impact Investors in Amsterdam Challenged to Speak...

Key Takeaway: Panelists at the Global Impact Investing Network Investor Forum in...

Scientists Speaking Out: Disbanded EPA Panel Gathers To Focus Attention on...

Key Takeaway: Scientists are responding to efforts by the Trump Administration to...

Toilet Paper’s Environmental Toll Rises as Alternatives Fail to Catch On

Consider this the next time you buy toilet paper.  If you’re like most American consumers your toilet paper was...

Green Accounting: Financial Statements May Get New Life as Environmental-Sustainability Tool

The latest tool in the global push toward environmental sustainability may be an enhanced financial statement. Researchers at Harvard...

Trump Administration Rolls Back Clean Water Rules, as Business-Friendly Reshaping of...

The Trump administration Thursday finalized the repeal of Obama-era clean water regulations that the president has called “oppressive,” the latest in a...

Protect the Environment, Borrow at Discounted Rates: The Rise of Sustainable...

Plenty of companies say they want to save the planet. It makes for good headlines and warm, fuzzy feelings, but what about...

Investors Back Big Batteries Needed to Spread Solar, Wind Energy

Solar and wind energy aren’t spreading slowly because big oil is plotting against them, no matter what conspiracy theorists say. A far...

California Clean Energy Job Growth Soars, Outpacing Gains in Fossil Fuel...

More than half a million Californians are working in clean energy industries, outnumbering jobs in the fossil fuel industry by almost five...

Merchant Bank Sees Opportunities In Carbon-Curbing Technology

Turquoise International, a merchant bank focusing on energy efficiency and the environment, will manage a Low Carbon Innovation Fund 2 following their...

Electric Scooters May Not Deliver on Green Promises, Study Says

Critics have called electric scooters a nuisance and safety risk; New York bans them. Still they grow, with promises of green urban...

More Governments Turn to Alternative Bonds for Social Good

The German government announced last month the preparation of its first green bond, as the cornerstone European Union issuer becomes the latest...

Bitcoin Miners’ Use of Coal-Powered Energy Alarming to Some

As Bitcoin gains use in international transactions, and in providing finances to people without access to regular banks, critics are pointing to...